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NO, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FIREFOX CRASHING. THOUGH THERE APPEARS TO BE A BUG THAT'S CAUSING YOUR TEXT TO APPEAR IN ALL CAPS.
"What version of Firefox are you using?" would be my first question. My second question would be "Did you install it by downloading the binary from http://mozilla.org/firefox or from a Slack package?"
If the answer to the first is not 1.0.4, and/or the answer to the second is not the binary installer from Mozilla, my first suggestion would be to go to mozilla.org/firefox, download the firefox binary installer, and update your installation.
If that doesn't work, my third question would be what plugins you've installed?
Sorry, I was pretty angry when I made my first post.
Firefox has been crashing very often on me recently, and despite my first post, I love the browser too much to switch to anything else. It would just stop responding at random times, and only after say, 30 seconds, would KDE respond and shut down Firefox. Actually, sometimes, it would just shut down Firefox with no warning at all (i.e., you don't see a freeze, the crash is just very sudden).
It might have to do with Slack current. I'm not sure how it was working on 10.1. But it's definitely not a Firefox 1.0.4 problem, because I have been getting this problem on 1.0.1 and 1.0.2.
I'm using the binary install from mozilla.org. I don't see how that could be the difference, though, since AFAIK there's no compiling involved in the Slack package. Still.... It's worth getting rid of the package and trying the binary install anyway.
Do you keep your system in -current, or do you stick to numbered releases and update only what you need?
Maybe you just need a fresh install? You can completely uninstall it and reinstall it. Your settings should still be in your home folder. What extensions do you have? Certain extensions can make Firefox unstable.
yes, the firefox from -current works fine here. Maybe you got a bad extension or something. I'd install the -current (EVEN THOUGH you should never run -current packs on a non-current box, firefox is one that is alright, via. the way it's produced), and maybe ridding of your ~/.mozilla directory (save your settings if any are important).
This was the subject of a previous thread. The Firefox version in question at that time was 1.0.3 and there were many suspected causes. Initially, I was using the binary firefox install without libidl (which was in /gnome at the time). Firefox would start but would often crash. When I compiled my own version of firefox the missing dependency came to light. Compiling your own firefox may be a good way to sort this out plus the resulting compile will be based on the libaries on your particular system. Besides, it is kinda fun